Stetson Education: Hat Anatomy Western Styles Part 1

The cowboy hat is a high-crowned, wide-brimmed hat best known as the defining piece of attire for the North American cowboy. The shape of a cowboy hat’s crown and brim are often modified by the wearer for fashion and to protect against weather. Today’s cowboy hat has remained basically unchanged in construction and design since the first one was created in 1865 by John B. Stetson. In this video, Stetson walks you through the basic anatomy of the most popular Western-style cowboy hats. Shop Western hats here: